What are the health benefits of talking to someone?

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Talking is generally a good thing. One’s problems can often be resolved through talking them out. When we are continually running through a worry in our mind, it can grow into a bigger worry.

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Talking is generally a good thing.  One’s problems can often be resolved through talking them out.  When we are continually running through a worry in our mind, it can grow into a bigger worry.

Talking to a friend or family member is always good and there are trained professionals who work with people using “talking therapies”.

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Talking gives most people the opportunity to look more deeply into their thoughts, emotions and feelings, and how this can affect their mood and behaviors.  After observing this, it can be easier to make changes that put you back in control and have more confidence in living.

Some more benefits of talking:

  • Gains from talking things about can be long lasting.  They grow over time.
  • Feelings that have been repressed are likely going to come out later down the line.  Talking helps to prevent this from happening.
  • Some pain and ailments get better.  Stress and certain trauma can inflict physical pain that is often debilitating.  Handling the stress and trauma will help handle the physical manifestations.
  • A person’s attitude gains more positivity allowing them to be more creative and productive.
  • Future challenges become easier to handle.  Less weight in the past helps free up the future.

Helping others becomes easier and the new generations get a better chance.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/mental-wellbeing/therapy-and-counselling/benefits-of-talking-therapy https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/benefits-of-talking-therapy/

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